Sharyl Attkisson resigns from CBS after months of talks

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CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has announced her resignation after being employed by the network for more than two decades.

“I have resigned from CBS,” she stated simply to her 41,000 Twitter followers on Monday.

Miss Attkisson had grown frustrated at CBS with what she saw as liberal bias, as well as “an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting,” several sources told Politico.

Miss Attkisson began negotiating with CBS News President David Rhodes as early as last April about getting out of her contract.

She described her resignation as “amicable,” Politico reported.

Sonya McNair, the senior vice president for communications for CBS News, said in a statement: “CBS News veteran Sharyl Attkisson is leaving the news division to pursue other endeavors. We appreciate her many contributions and we wish her well.”

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